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government. the director he of the cia, retired general petraeus, announcing he is stepping down as director. why? he admits he was cheating on his wife. fox's nicole collins shows us how this is all playing out. >> reporter: cia director general david petraeus stepping down after 561 days on the job, offering president obama his resignation on thursday. general petraeus saying in a statement to the cia work force, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such bare behavior is unacceptable. petraeus, who just turned 60, was appointed head of langley in april of last year. sources close to petraeus tell fox news this was his choice and had nothing to do with the situation in benghazi and that the general was looking forward to testifying on capitol hill about libya. in a statement, the president called petraeus' decades of service extraordinary, saying by any measure he was one of the outstanding general officers of his generation helping our military adapt to new challenges and leading our men and women in uniform through a remarkable period of service in iraq
veteran of the cia and now executive director of the spy museum says the scandal has the potential to threaten national security. >> whether it's the director or simply a case officer or an analyst, if there is something in their life that is elicit, illegal and they would not want to have exposed it opens them to coercion. >> neighbors told us a planned 40th birthday party was canceled. not known if she will be asked to testify publically or privately. congress and the fbi continue their probe. >> the fbi uncovered this relationship between paula and patraeus in looking into the e-mails. told the ap tonight that the former general is quote shocked that broadwell will have sent harassing e-mails to another woman. spokes person told abc that his wife is not pleased with it. >> that is even an understatent. >> we are learning more about how they met. in 2006 met him at university. initiated a case study of the leadership. in 2010, broadwell begins an authorized biography. sworn in as cia director. november 2011, the affair began. in 2012, biography is released. may 2012, the fbi begi
reporters, that quickly disappeared in the wake of a spiraling sex scandal that took down the cia director david petraeus. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i have seen that classified information was disclosed in any way that would have had a neckative impact on the national security. >> reporter: the scandal embroiled afghanistan commander general john allen. when asked if the fbi should have revealed the investigation to him in the country prior to the election, the president withheld judgement. >> it's possible had we been told, you would be sitting here asking me a question why were you interfering in a criminal investigation. >> reporter: on the fiscal cliff the country faces at the end of the year, the president insisted he would not extend cuts for well -- for the wealthy and demanded that middle class tax cuts get extended now. >> i am confident folks in both parties can make that happen. what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% we can't afford and, according to economists, we'll have the least positive impact on our economy. >> reporte
. >>> the sex scandal that alleges cia director david petraeus resigning is widening. earlier today, they spotted his mistress at her brother's house in northwest d.c. she was wearing jogging clothing. a new revelation today, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is under investigation after he allegedly had inappropriate communications with that tampa socialite. >> he has faith in general allen and believes he's doing and has done an excellent job. and i would rephrase the pentagon for the process underway with regard general allen. >> the pin is investigating his communication with jill kelly, the woman who triggered the fbi investigation and uncovered the affair between pet rayus and broadwell. they're looking at thousands of e-mail exchanges, some of which are said to be flirtacious in nature. >>> general john allen's involvement in the scandal could lead to a rare case of a top battle field commander being court-martialed. allen maintains his innocence. if the defense department investigates and is found guilty, he could -- [ indiscernible ] a news alert out of charles county,
down as the cia director, david petraeus is testifying behind closed doors on friday before the intelligence committee and is expected to lay out the timeline and is not expected, brian, to discuss the affair with biographer paula broadwell, which is the center of an fbi investigation. >> and is the attack going to be tied to the scandal? >> and that question now is how did paula broadwell obtain what they believe to be classified information on ben ghazi on the old computer that the fbi searchd the other night. it's important to remember that paula broadwell had a security clearance of her own, but at this point, it's unclear as to whether or not this was attained by broadwell herself or provided to her by petraeus. >>> new information, the identity of the fbi agent who saw the e-mails between broadwell and joe kelly has been revealed and frederick humphreys, it's believed, he reported to the supervisors that led to the investigation that uncovered the affair. >>> president obama said that new yorkers will rebound. the president made the first trip to some of the hardest-hi
of extremists. indicating even though it was clearly evidence of the cia there was a pattern involved. >> and lawmakers have a lot of questions, including who was behind the attack and how they got into the facility. >>> a potomac man imprisoned in cuba for three years is suing the u.s. government and serving a 15-year prison sentence and working to provide the internet service to the jewish community. he claims the company development alternatives and the u.s. government did not adequately train or disclose the risks he was taking by doing the work. >>> a call for change in the statute of limitations on sex crimes in the district. that is after dna evidence alleged two rapists can't be prosecuted because of the law. one man was arrested last week for the rape of a woman in 1999. the charges were dropped. paul wagner has the details. paul. >> reporter: in the last five months, investigators identified two cases which dna linked the suspect to a rape. only to close the file because of a statute of limitations. in the most recent case, the woman was told dna identified her attacker but
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